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Poster: dustbowltom Date: Apr 3, 2013 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ...I got some time to hear his story...

What is your Favorite Wharf Rat? and Who is your favorite Wharf Rat?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 3, 2013 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

Can't say I'm a fan of the tune. Best part for me was at The old LA Forum. We has seats right behind what was then the "VIP" section These knuckleheads had wait service and too much to drink and were acting like idiots the whole show. Right before Jerry sings "Ill get up and fly away" One of these geniuses turns to everyone and says" Where are we all gonna go?" Someone then threw a beer at him and told him to sit down.

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Poster: englishrose Date: Apr 3, 2013 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

just been listening to 90-12-31 maybe patchy but lovely

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Apr 3, 2013 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

I like Strats take on Wharf Rat, Here is an old post from 95' that sums it up nicely

wharf rat--09-28-1972, 05-19-1974, 07-18-1976, 04-22-1978, 07-08-1978, 06-20-1983, 06-20-1987, 09-22-1993

^^ 04-22-1978 is maybe the best Wharf Rat (huge climactic jams)...09-28-1972 is perfect...06-20-1983 gets him with lightening...09-22-1993 has a sax payer...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 3, 2013 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

I favor the early versions in '71. Pick one.

Speaking from my personal experience, the Wharf from this '93 show ends in a unique and magical flourish. I highly recommended this one.

http://archive.org/details/gd93-06-09.sbd.miller.13601.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: dustbowltom Date: Apr 3, 2013 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

Thanks Bro that will keep me plenty busy

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 3, 2013 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

http://archive.org/details/gd72-09-23.sbd.jeffm.2201.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 3, 2013 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

http://archive.org/details/gd1978-04-22.sonyECM250.walker-scotton.miller.92808.flac16

what a great sounding aud, I haven't listened to this for a while, still the most jammed out Wharf Rat, some really incredible jams, almost spinning and Dark Star-esque for a few magical moments...Garcia is inspired...Joannie Walker recorded this, A plus...must hear version..

thanks for the bump, that thread was 8 years ago, stand by the list, will have to check out the 09-23-72 that was mentioned, love those 71s too...

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Apr 3, 2013 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

http://archive.org/details/gd1983-06-20.nak300.grabski.32795.sbefail.flac


Wow, my friends went to this one, the storm and the tunes were severe to say the least. Another grate AUD too!

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Apr 3, 2013 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

Lesh just starts bombing the place like crazy after the stage pops during the "I get up and fly away" part...

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Poster: Quincy Date: Apr 4, 2013 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

Yes, 71s ... 7-27-73, 6-16-74, 9-16-87, 12-31-87

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 4, 2013 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

Aside from it being over played I never understood why so many people don't like this tune. I think it's a freakin masterpiece one of their finest writings. I'm partial to the first one I heard of course the one on Skull and Roses not sure what show. Definite out of body experience, between Phils heaviness, Jerry's vocals and the theme of the song, one of their greats imo.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 5, 2013 8:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

The version on Skull and Roses was messed with in the studio and has Merl Saunders adding organ parts,so I don't think that qualifies as a true version,unless that doesn't matter to you which would make this is irrelevant.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 8, 2013 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

doesn't really matter to me but since people aere purists I'm not sure I have one favorite but I dig the early ones circa 71 especially due to the tone of Phils bass that year and Garcias vocals. I love the first one 2-18 but docks of the river doesn't do it for me as I picture it being in S.F. of course.

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Poster: Phlesh Wound Date: Apr 6, 2013 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

Just came across this one today, pretty hot. The Jerry rips it up in the solo after the "I'll get up and fly away" part.

http://archive.org/details/gd1978-07-01.sonyecm54p.wagner.minches.97424.flac16

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Poster: musicphotos77 Date: Apr 5, 2013 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

the one from Live Dead, always brings chills, even after so many listens...... just heard it again the other day. To me that's the one of the best songs on that release

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Poster: segan63 Date: Apr 3, 2013 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...I got some time to hear his story...

I've never been a big fan of the music of Wharf Rat, but the lyrics are something special. When Jerry sings, "But I'll get back on my feet someday, the good Lord willing if he says I may" it's the closest I get to not being an atheist.

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